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For that matter Lakewood, Philly, and other Charedi Yeshivos would certainly not lose anything by inviting YU’s Rav Hershel Shachter or Rav Mordechai Willig to give a Shiur in those Yeshivos. I am certain they would both accept such an invitation.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if instead of Hashkafic politics we could all be interested teaching Torah L’shma to anyone, anywhere without any Hashkafic pre-conditions? We don’t need to agree with each other. We just need to respect each other. Why can’t we all agree to disagree… and respect each other’s Torah perspectives?

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Unfortunately to my great dismay I don’t think this will ever happen. Too bad. I think the rest of the Charedi world ought to all take a lesson from the Kaliver Rebbe. But that is about as likely to happen as President Obama picking Newt Gingrich as his Secretary of State.

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